Dusky Penstemon

While jeeping along Black Bear Pass, we came upon Dusky Penstemon wildflowers (Penstemon whippleanus), which grows in the subalpine and alpine areas of the San Juan mountains. Sometimes called the Whipple Penstemon, or Dark Beardtongue, they typically grow in open exposed sites, rocky areas, roadsides and tundra. The flowers were a deep maroon color, approximating […]

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